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irrationalize

[ ih-rash-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ 瑟藞r忙蕛 蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ir路ra路tion路al路ized, ir路ra路tion路al路iz路ing.
to make or cause to be irrational.
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Also especially British, ir路ra路tion路al路ise .

Origin of irrationalize

First recorded in 1890鈥95; irrational + -ize
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How to use irrationalize in a sentence

  • The poor man wants to rationalize the irrational, and irrationalize the rational.

  • And he wishes, unhappy man, to rationalize the irrational and irrationalize the rational.

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